MYTTON 100

Using some lengthy sections of the Jack Mytton Way, but in a looped route rather than point to point, the Mytton 100 is a challenging ride that offers variety, lung busting climbs, some outstanding singletrack and a mix of forest, open hillsides and sleepy back lanes.

Don’t be fooled by the proportions of off to on-road with this one. The time will be well over 50%, and some of the paved roads are barely surfaced. Includes some of the finest and most varied ridge riding you’ll find anywhere, with both Wenlock Edge and Long Mynd among the highlights. Be prepared for a couple of short hike-a-bike climbs too, unless the going is especially dry.

Social Distancing

As none of the Cross Cartel rides are mass start or group rides they lend themselves well to social distancing – there is no ‘mass gathering’ element at all!  Feel free to start your ride when it suits you. Riders will of course spread out very widely as they get into the ride, but during the Covid-19 pandemic please be careful to observe government rules and guidance on social distancing.

In particular, please do not form groups with people you have not traveled with, and maintain a 2m distance at all times from anyone you are not in a ‘bubble’ with.  This will mainly be of concern at the start – so please just make sure to leave big gaps between yourself and other riders as you set out.

If you wish to appear in the list of riders that complete the route on the day you will simply need to record your ride on a GPS or smart phone, and upload it to Strava by 9am the following day – the route starts and finishes on Dinham Bridge in Ludlow, so just remember to press start/stop as you ride across it.  There is NO official start time!

Sunday 13th September 2020

  • Distance: 101Km
  • Off Road/Paved Split: 40%/60%
  • Total Climbing: 1420m
  • Max Gradient (up): 28% (off road)
  • Max Gradient (down): 22% (off road)
  • Suitable for:  Gravel Bike or Cross Country MTB
  • Registration:  Open Now (see below)
  • Route File (GPX):   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

How to Register

Registering is a pretty simple process:

  1. Set up a free Strava account (if you don’t have one already)
  2. Join the Cross Cartel group (called a club in Strava)
  3. Scroll down to the Mytton 100 event, and click on “I’m In” (you won’t be able to see the event in Strava until you join the Cross Cartel group)

About Cross Cartel Rides

Cross Cartel rides neither races nor traditional organised leisure rides. They are are similar to what were traditionally called “reliability trials”, where the objective or challenge is to complete a pre-determined route on a particular date within a time limit – but in our case the limit is all day and we have no set start time. The challenge is simply to ride a mapped route on a given day, at a time of your choosing. We will publish completion names and times for your interest, but there is no podium and no prizes. Go as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable with!

Important

You will need to be fully self sufficient – these are self-supported rides on routes that are open to the general public, with no emergency back up or mechanical support of any kind. You need to take spares and supplies with you. There will be no rescue vehicle to collect you if you have a mechanical, so please make sure you take a mobile phone for any emergencies. You will need to call a friend to collect you or the emergency services in the event of a medical incident. And it is sensible to be insured – you don’t need race insurance, as our rides aren’t races, but general cycle/personal liability insurance is highly recommended.

The Cross Cartel has no responsibility for any incidents that occur during or as a result of your ride – you are solely responsible for your own actions and safety while riding our routes, whatever day you choose to ride them. The Cross Cartel is not an “event organiser” – we are route mappers – we do not provide ride support or event venues. Our routes are on public trails, tracks and paved roads. You are free, as we are, to ride them anytime you like, but we only publish the rides completed on a given day

Please follow the Highway Code at all times when on the roads, and the Countryside Code when off road – and PLEASE close all gates and take litter home with you.